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good morning, america. this morning -- homegrown terror plot. the 18-year-old american citizen arrested after allegedly trying to blow up a bar in chicago with what he believed was a car bomb. we've got new details on just how close he got. breaking this morning -- four u.s. soldiers killed in afghanistan, as we learn new details of the brazen and deadly attack on that u.s. housing prince harry, was he the target? and is he putting other soldiers at risk? gorillas in her midst. the astonishing video going viral this morning. the animal activist who let his 18-month-old toddler play with this 300-pound gorilla. how does this father justify it?
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and he's being called the hottest man in the world, brace yourself, ladies, he's here. the world's top male model. the face that launched a thousand ad campaigns. he joins us live this morning. are you ready for this? it is cool outside this morning in new york city, but the temperature is rising here in the studio. check this out. we have who's called the hottest man in the world, this morning, and this is what happened back in the makeup room moments ago. >> you mind if i get a red bull? >> sure. >> thank you. >> all of the ladies here at "good morning america" dressing to the nines this morning. an ginger, you got to spend time with him. >> i think it was payback.
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go stand in some rain and you get to feel this. >> hey, claiborne, are you feeling left out? >> a little bit. >> it's chilly in here. >> the last time i asked for a red bull, they told me where the vending machine was. >> across the street. also this morning -- we got news to cover. in presidential wars, the likabilities wars are heating up. romney in the talk show circuit. taking on what may be his bigge biggest liability. plus, the royal scandal over the publication over kate's topless photos is spreading. with prince william saying that he wants to see people jailed for it. we're with the royal couple as they continue their ten-day tour of the far east. he's defending his wife. >> he's angry. this is video of cops speeding out of control. here's the kicker, these officers are off-duty, horsing around. critics say that cops are speeding way too often. and it is increasingly being
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caught on videotape. one has been nailed. we have his story coming up. we'll start with the 18-year-old from the suburbs from the chicago, who police said, stood out of a crowded bar and pressed a trigger. the bomb wasn't real. abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas has the latest this morning from washington. pierre, what do we know. >> reporter: the fbi said that the suspect had deadly intentions. according to authorities adel daoud b, age, 18, prayed as often as possible. on friday night. the fbi said with the bar full of people at one of the busiest times of the evening, daoud stood a block away and squeezed a trigger that he thought would detonate a bomb. it was a sting. the bomb was a fake. and he was arrested. >> pierre, how did police find this guy? >> fbi officials said that he came to their attention last
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october, after he began posting violent messages on the internet. a few months later, fbi uncovered agents posing as radicals contacted daoud. discussions began about jihad, he allegedly planning an attack and looking at potential targets. the fbi said that he even did surveillance on the bar, dan. >> sounds like he wanted to take this as far as he possibly could. >> pierre thomas, our chief justice correspondent, reporting from washington. thank you, pierre. we'll turn to that breaking news overseas. four u.s. soldiers were killed today in afghanistan in another insider attack. afghan soldiers turning on their allies. this, as we learned new details on that brazen attack by the taliban on a u.s. base friday that killed two marines, it's also the base where prince harry is stationed, and some believe that he may have been the target. >> reporter: good morning,
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bianna, this attack is one of the biggest ever against a coalition base ever in afghanistan. it's raising serious questions whether prince harry's ployment here is putting soldiers within harm's way. friday night, in an attack planned for weeks, according to nato, 15 taliban fighters well equipped, trained and rehearsed, breached camp bastion's outer wall. dressed in u.s. army uniforms. they split into three teams, each one heavily armed with automatic rifles, grenade launchers and suicide vests. their target, the airfield where prince harry's apache helicopter was parked. according to reports, the prince was whisked away into protective custody the moment the attack happened. when the insurgents couldn't reach him, they turned on other targets, destr eight harrier jets, three refueling stations and six aircraft hangars.
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by the time smoke cleared, 14 insurgents were dead. in addition to the two u.s. marines that were killed, nine other coalition personnel were also hurt in the attack. as for those hairier jets, each one of them cost more than $20 million. dan? >> mohammad, thank you. we're learning more this morning about the ex-con suspected of making that low-budget anti-islam movie that's enflaming the muslim world. u.s. is scrambling to marines in place to protect u.s. embassies. lama hasan is covering it. >> reporter: nakoula besseley nakoula is in hiding. his lawyers say that his family is under siege and they fear for their lives. meanwhile, here in the region, the u.s. is ramping up its security outside of embassies. as for those 15 marines to
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the secure u.s. embassy in sudan, to secure it from violent scenes like this tried to storm the building have been turned back. back here in cairo, after four days of violent clashes, police have regained control of the streets. as for security around the u.s. embassy, right here, right now, it's been tightened and it's much bigger. dan and bianna? >> lama, thank you. let's go to ron claiborne with the other headlines this morning. chicago public school students could be on their way back to class by this time tomorrow. striking teachers are meeting today to see if they'll end their week-long walk-out. and go back to work. alex perez joins us with the latest. >> good morning, ron, it has been a long, frustrating week for the 350,000 students and their parents affected by all this. teachers have been rallying and picketing by the thousands.
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but both sides now say they have a framework for a deal and the teachers union is expected to vote on this new proposal by late this afternoon. the sticking point is how teachers are evaluated and how standardsized test scores are factored into that evaluation. now the teachers union said that this new proposal would limit that factor to about 30% of the evaluation. of course, there are school districts all over the country that will be watching very closely on how this unfolds in chicago. ron? and the air force basic training program that has been rocked by a sex scandal, will now be run by a woman, dozens of female recruits have alleged that they were sexually assaulted by male instructors. and hundreds of people marked the one-year anniversary of the occupy wall street movement in new york city on saturday.
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protesters marched through zuccotti park in lower manhattan, the headquarters of that movement, police arrested at least a dozen people mostly for disorderly conduct. and a narrow escape for a motorcycle driver in columbia, take a look at this, a surveillance camera captured the motorcycle slamming into the utility. he managed to walk away. imagine this, without any injuries. doesn't look too good right there. and finally, a hot air balloon made an unexpected stop saturday morning. the balloon made an emergency landing in wilsonville, oregon, coming down in the middle of the street. witnesses called the police who showed up to block the street so the balloon could make a safe landing. that's your next assignment. >> maybe. >> emergency landing in a balloon. thank you. what would drive mitt romney to praise snooki? romney's locked in a likability war right now with president obama.
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polls show that this is perhaps romney's biggest weakness. now he's launching the all-out charm offensive. david kerley has more from the white house. david, good morning to you. >> good morning. by all measures this is still a close race. couple of weeks to the debates. but there is one question that mitt romney is having a big hard time winning. who do you like? so, get ready for another charm offensive. yesterday, romney went to his grandson's soccer game. this week, he and wife ann appear on "live with kelly and michael." chatting about everything from tooth paste tubes to snooki. >> honey boo boo or snooki? >> i'm kind of a snooki fan. >> by the way, ann squeezes the tooth paste from the top. mitt from the bottom. why the warm and fuzzy? while the president has a slight lead among expected voters to win, he's running away in the
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likability numbers. this week, the president will laugh it up on the letterman show. but, does he need to? when we asked -- which candidate is more personable? more likable? it's obama 61%. to 27%. who would you want to have dinner with, obama 52%. but the real worry for romney is the question about the economy. which the obama campaign set up in a new ad. >> he keeps saying it. >> this president can't tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. >> here is where we are today, 30 months of private sector job growths. >> reporter: call it the clinton bounce, the argument seems to be working. since may when we asked who do you trust to handle the economy, romney was ahead until after the democratic convention, now it's the president up by two points. both candidates are taking the
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day off from the campaign trail, today, they are back on the trail tomorrow. romney makes one appearance tonight that will be on television. that "live with kelly and michael" is set for tuesday. if you want to see it on your abc station. bianna? >> we'll be watching, david, thank you. let's bring in abc's senior white house correspondent jake tapper, who's filling in for george stephanopoulos on "this week." >> good morning. so, aside from the likability issue for mitt romney the economy is still in the doldrums. yet, new poll data shows that it's not capitalizing, how big of a problem is this? >> it's the ball game, bianna, if mitt romney can't convince voters that he would be better for the economy than president obama, under whom there is more than 8.1% unemployment, then mitt romney will not be able to win. he needs to get that number up significantly. it is his reason for being, if
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he can't change that number. he might as well go back home. >> and jake, a lot of focus on what have called on ill-timed response to the antiamerican protests in egypt last week, hasn't that obscured one important detail and that president obama has a real foreign policy problem on his hand right now. >> this is a very serious issue and a very big problem for president obama. most americans prefer his handling of foreign policies to mitt romney. but this whole crisis throughout the muslim world calls into question his philosophy and his approach to the muslim world and it really does not project the kind of strength until now that he's been able to convince the american people of, so this is a much bigger problem for president obama long term than the initial response from mitt romney. >> jake, thanks so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. say hi to the other jake. >> i will. >> be sure to join jake tapper
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on later on "this week." when he speaks to the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. plus, the powerhouse roundtable debates the fallout from the middle east violence. dan? >> jake tapper giving a shout out to bianna's son. we may be on the cusp of a major development in one of the most notorious murder. in america's history. it spawned a best-selling book. and a network miniseries. a clean-cut doctor in green beret, accused of stabbing his pregnant wife and daughters. could this man now be set free? abc's rob nelson is on the story. >> amazing story here. this case was literally the talk of the nation decades ago, a gruesome tale. a family murder just months after the charlie manson killings. now, it's on the verge of a stunning reversal. it was the twisted, grisly
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murder case in ft. bragg, north carolina. that stunned and captivated the nation more than 40 years ago. >> one of the nation's most controversial murder cases. >> a jury in raleigh, north carolina. >> reporter: fascination over the case was so intense, it spawned not only the best-selling book "fatal vision." >> yes, i'm afraid i don't quite understand. >> we just want to get the whole story, captain. >> reporter: but also a tv miniseries. in 1984. and through it all one central haunting question -- did jeffery mcdonald, a doctor and green beret, really stab and beat to death his pregnant wife and two young daughters in their own home? or as he has maintained for decades that he's innocent and intruders actually killed them? >> i can't prove to the millions of people who have watched the reruns over and over, that i'm not that monster. >> reporter: 33 years after he
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was convicted of the gruesome crime, the case is back in court on monday, as the judge continues new dna evidence and new witness testimony. >> this is extremely significant. this is a man that received three life sentences. and has been in prison for much of his life and now the possibility is that he could be released. >> reporter: dna evidence wasn't available back in 1979 when he was convicted and his supporters say that genetics from the scene don't match the family. it's a decision that the new book appears to support. >> the case has bothered me for years. the trial in and of itself was a terrible miscarriage of justice. >> now, he's now 68 years old. he's not eligible for parole until 2020, the judge in the case could decide, though, within two weeks, whether to order a new trial or exonerate this guy. he could go free 42 years after the original murder. >> and decision coming pretty soon.
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rob, thank you. now, to an apparently growing problem with those trust we enforcing our laws. now, the latest, dash cam video catching a state trooper weaving in and out of traffic. and get at 120 miles an hour on a busy highway. that officer has lost his job. and abc's john schriffen is here with the latest. >> he made reportedly $52,000 a year to protect and serve the people of miami. instead, he used his police car so he could repeatedly speed to another job. he would have gotten away with it if not for this dash cam. this is not your typical speeding offender. it's a squad car clocked at 120 miles per hour. behind the wheel, an off-duty officer. he's about to get busted. >> put your hands out the
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window. >> reporter: at gunpoint, they arrested miami policeman lopez for speeding back in october. >> turn around. turn around. >> reporter: after this video went viral, an investigation was launched and authorities found that lopez was a habitual offender. he was fired. believe it or not, this is more common than you may think. back in march, two cops in clairmont, florida were fired after leading another officer on a high-speed chase. >> wow, he's doing over 90. >> reporter: once pulled over, the officer started laughing hysterically. slapping his knees, claiming it was all a prank. later that same month, two officers relieved of duty after this video of youtube caught them careening down this sandy stretch of miami beach. everyone going airborne. >> it's a serious problem, speed kills. >> reporter: according to the
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orlando sentinel, in florida alone, there are 7400 patrol car crashes annually that injure 2400 people. >> any average citizen sees a police car going by, they don't know whether they're responding to a legitimate call or they're speeding because they're going home late. or they're getting to a second job. >> reporter: officer lopez was speeding to his off-duty job at a private school. according to the sun sentinel should he move on and try to get a job at another police department, this would not come up on his record. that's because habitual speeding isn't a reported violation. >> if they google him, they find it out. >> if they watch this video. time now for weather. we have been having problem getting ginger to focus on the weather. ginger, can you handle it. >> i can handle it. i want to start with the heat. 91 in l.a.
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10 degrees above average. onshore flow making those coastal communities a little bit cooler. so, from the above average to closer to average and fall less than a week ago officially, but it will feel like it early this morning. boston 55. less than 70 degrees. philadelphia, 57 to 76 a day. see, where are the problems? there are rain, thunderstorms in the southeast. north of atlanta there. all of the way into the western carolinas. throughout today and early tomorrow. this goes through monday. here's a look at just how cold. i want to focus on the high temperatures. minneapolis, 60 by tuesday. detroit, the same deal. but nighttime, low, temperatures in the 30s and 40s. brr, that's going to be cool and it's going to be super windy. locally 100-mile-per-hour winds in alaska. i'll leave you with a look at the big picture. now, let's get a check a little closer to home. picture. now, let's get a check a little
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closer to home. >> so, it was cloudy and rainy in missouri yesterday. i thought that this was a great way to show it. look at the gray skies under the arches. in st. louis. thank you for that great tweet. send me photos also on facebook. a lot of college gamedays yesterday, and they had good skies there in eugene, oregon. i thought that was so pretty over the stadium. again, send me great photos from all over the nation. please. >> she's doing a great job that she's caring about the weather.
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>> we have the world's hottest meteorologist sitting here for a long time now. >> wow, wow, thank you. >> giving you your props, ginger. all right, coming up on "good morning america" -- i want them jailed, that's what prince william reportedly said after learning about kate's topless photos. we're with the couple this morning as this scandal spreads to yet another magazine. the extraordinary and infuriating video of a toddler playing with a 300-pound gorilla. why would her father make her do this? his explanation coming up. and are you ready for this? take a look. one of these men is being called the hottest man in the world? guess which one it is. >> we'll be right back. >> we'll be right back. at usaa, we believe honor is not
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coming up on the show -- what is this toddler doing with a 300-pound gorilla? the answer may surprise you. stick with us. gorilla. the answer may surprise you. stick with us.
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there they are. the pictures that have gone viral. you're looking at an 18-month-old girl in the clutches of a 300-pound gorilla. how did she get there? her father organized it. he said that he wants this video to, quote, inspire people. what that means? that's coming up. good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and good morning, i'm bianna golodryga. it's sunday, september 16th, 2012. a day that will live in "good morning america" weekend history. why? because the hottest man in the world is here. >> look at him.
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>> ginger zee even got to spend the day with him yesterday. >> i did. we played baseball. we golfed. today, i wish i could make him do weather. >> in the shots, you're blushing just a little bit there. >> no way. it was a warm day. the dew point was very high. >> can i say in the side by side with ron claiborne? you hold up very well. >> thank you, dan. we got to stick together here. >> yes, we do. yes, we do. but first, we'll get to the latest on that topless royal photo scandal. we're hearing the strongest words yet from prince william, about the ordeal, he says that he wants those responsible for those photos in jail. this, as the photos have gone global. an irish magazine has now push lishd them and the palace is heading to court tomorrow to stop others. abc's bob woodruff is with will and has more from the solomon islands. >> reporter: thousands of miles away from the scandal that has engulfed the royal couple, it seemed as if the entire population of the solomon islands came out this afternoon to wrap their arms around the duke and duchess of cambridge.
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warmly greeting the couple with a traditional island welcome. william and kate then climbed aboard a truck decorated cleverly as a south pacific war canoe. in the capital city, a crowd estimated at 70,000 jammed the streets. everyone clamoring with their brush of royalty. >> it should be good. >> in 22 years, one of the biggest royal welcomes that i have ever seen. the queen wod struggle to get a bigger crowd than that. >> reporter: even in this remote corner of the world where internet access is scarce, the fury over the publications of the topless photos of kate is on everyone's mind. are people here talking about that scandal? yes. and everybody thinks that this
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is extremely unfair? >> extremely unfair. extremely unfair. >> reporter: this battle which began with the publication of the pictures in france has accelerated. yesterday, an irish daily printed the photos as well. and an italian magazine is expected to publish a 26-page spread. perhaps, featuring even more intimate photos. >> it looks now that it's going to be too late for them to stop them. we're looking at kate, so far three publications have printed these pictures and who knows? the question now is, where will there be more? >> reporter: tomorrow the palace takes aggressive legal action against "closer" magazine, that started it all. >> thanks to bob woodruff. back to ron claiborne. >> hi, again. in news, four u.s. soldiers were killed in afghanistan this morning in another insider attack. nato said that at least one afghan police
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officer escaped after turning his gun on troops at a remote checkpoint. pilgrims attended the pope's open-air mass in lebanon this morning. we called on them to be peacemakers and help in the violence in syria and elsewhere in the middle east. and warren buffett said that he's completed his final radiation treatment for prostate cancer. he said that it's not life-threatening. and finally, wanted. a few good goats. chicago's o'hare airport. put out a bid for a goat herder. dan, listen up. goats trim the grass. the area is outside of security fence. >> after i compared you so kindly to the male model. >> because you're an animal lover. is what i was getting out this morning. america knows that, okay? time now for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> oh, man. let's start right away in central washington. and get away from the goat talk for a moment. let's get into a town of
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wenatchee, where smoke and haze has been a problem. look, everybody's going to school, covering themselves up. that will continue unfortunately this week. a weak cool front didn't do much for it. redding at 95. the northwest weather here with that big high is going to settle the air down unfortunately. next up, though, i want to show you a look at where the cool air is, and that is in the center of the nation, a big push of cool air will come through. for this week, something that we'll be looking out for. that's the big picture. let's get a check now a little closer to home. >> this weather report has been brought to you by cvs pharmacy.
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at first glance, it seems like the stuff of parental nightmares. an 18-month-old girl stuck in an enclosure with gorillas. but it was her father who put her in there, why. abc's john muller. sxwlr the video is shocking. an 18-month-old toddler alone with a gorilla. heading and playing with one of the world's largest primates. watch as the gorilla picks up the girl. the gorilla belongs to damien aspinwall, who heads a foundation that has returned captive gorillas to the world. the little girl is his daughter. she's now grown up. the video shot 22 years ago, being seen by the masses for the first time. >> basically, we have been nurturing a friendship with these animals. >> reporter: he's releasing the
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video now to bring awareness to endangered gorillas. and show their gentle nature. he was afraid to release it before because of the fear of backlash. and for good reason. 2004, crocodile hunter steve irwin, fed a crocodile while holding his 1-month-old son. gorilla attacks do happen. thank goodness for glass at this st. louis zoo. much worse when a 340-pound gorilla escaped from a dallas zoo in 2004, attacking a 3-year-old boy. >> the dallas zoo. and it's going after people. >> reporter: the gorilla bit the boy and collapsed his lung. the boy lived. so, did this girl. does it go too far? >> now, clearly the father behind the video doesn't think it went too far. but a spokesperson for a wildlife conservation
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bianna, modelling is one of those industries dominated by women. there tharnt many. when i saw this photo six months ago or, something struck me, i needed to know this guy's name. we know all of the women. but, what was behind that?
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i found an intelligent and charming guy. he can almost be mistaken for a mere mortal. >> make me look good, please. >> reporter: but under that backward baseball cap, you catch those eyes, the incredible cheekbones and within matters, the sweet, southern boy transformed. he has vamped for vogue. versace and hugo boss. six campaigns with gap alone. his perfect bod is regular on catwalks and covers around the globes. he's even been featured in a madonna music video. ranked number one on models.com. he's at the top of his game. there's no typical day in a model's life. >> 8:30. hoping we can get a coffee first. >> reporter: but on this day it's bright and early to a photo
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shoot. even a supermodel needs a little touch-up. and a trim. >> powerful. >> reporter: from being goofy to downright gorgeous, he simply evolved, from shoot to shoot to runway to runway. his diamond status on delta is earned. he flies well over 200,000 miles a year. far cry from that november day back in 2006, when he took his first flight to new york city. he grew up in small town of kennesaw, georgia. the middle child, a quarterback, self-described troublemaker. his moment of discovery, a judge from "america's next top model," found him on myspace. >> there's this guy. i guess creeping on myspace. they happen upon my prom pictures. >> days later, he signed with vny model management. let's look through your book. within weeks, the 17-year-old from the peach state was on his own in the big apple. >> i was up in new york. i was exclusive for calvin a
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week later. >> reporter: it's a hectic life for those striking blues and pillowy lips. he's not been in one place more than two weeks. since his career has taken off. when he has time off he likes to play. so we played along. >> i guess you're up. >> okay. >> reporter: as far as me? whoo, yeah. high five through the net. >> net five. >> and he golfs too. >> bring your shoulders down and up. it's all in the hips. >> reporter: did you see that one went high? >> that one went high. >> it did. and it also went very right. >> let's take these misconceptions out. >> yeah. i don't have gasoline fights. >> reporter: he's talking about the hit film "zoolander."
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that lampooned male models. he said that movie didn't make it any easier to prove that male models are more than just eye candy. >> i do want to go to school. >> what would you want to study? >> marine biology. >> that's an antistereotype. >> reporter: a glamorous career and earning millions at just 23. he seems to have it all. but the georgia native says there's a lot more to like. do you feel like you're missing out on anything? >> yeah, reality. i have been very blessed. by the way everything has happened. at the end of the day, i can't wait to go back to kennesaw. this is just a chapter. that we'll see what happens in. >> all right. he's here. come on out, meet america. >> welcome. >> how are you? ladies. for ginger. >> wow, this is a surprise, a complete surprise. he's such a gentleman. the day with you was so much fun. i learned a lot about you.
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you're humble for a couple reasons. one, being you got dumped for prom. >> i got dumped for prom. >> what are you doing these days? >> i think she quite enjoys it. >> i have a question, why do you always pout in these pictures? i mean, is that what they tell you to do? you never see male models walking down the runways smiling. you have such a great smile. >> the pout is in right now. >> the pout is in. >> the guys over there are very interested in this piece. they have been pout iing throughout this piece. >> i have advice for you, reality is overrated. stick with what you got. >> the pout. >> it's not easy, though. he hasn't had a day off in six months. it's that time of life, right? >> it's a whirlwind. but you take your breaks when you get them. >> you make it look so easy. great to have you here.
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but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work.
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